Nagios vs. Sensu vs. Hosted Graphite

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What is Nagios?

Nagios is a host/service/network monitoring program written in C and released under the GNU General Public License.

What is Sensu?

A monitoring framework that aims to be simple, malleable, and scalable. Essentially, Sensu takes the results of “check” scripts run across many systems, and if certain conditions are met; passes their information to one or more “handlers”. Checks are used, for example, to determine if a service like Apache is up or down.

What is Hosted Graphite?

Hosted Graphite is the powerful open-source application metrics system used by hundreds of companies. We take away the headaches of scaling, maintenance, and upgrades and let you do what you do best - write great software.

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Why do developers choose Nagios?
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Why do developers choose Sensu?
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Why do developers choose Hosted Graphite?
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What are the cons of using Nagios?
No Cons submitted yet for Nagios
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What are the cons of using Sensu?
No Cons submitted yet for Sensu
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What are the cons of using Hosted Graphite?
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How much does Nagios cost?
How much does Sensu cost?
How much does Hosted Graphite cost?
Hosted Graphite Pricing
What companies use Nagios?
218 companies on StackShare use Nagios
What companies use Sensu?
40 companies on StackShare use Sensu
What companies use Hosted Graphite?
9 companies on StackShare use Hosted Graphite
What tools integrate with Nagios?
16 tools on StackShare integrate with Nagios
What tools integrate with Sensu?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with Sensu
What tools integrate with Hosted Graphite?
17 tools on StackShare integrate with Hosted Graphite

What are some alternatives to Nagios, Sensu, and Hosted Graphite?

  • Kibana - Explore & Visualize Your Data
  • Grafana - Open source Graphite & InfluxDB Dashboard and Graph Editor
  • Prometheus - An open-source service monitoring system and time series database, developed by SoundCloud
  • Graphite - A highly scalable real-time graphing system

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